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AlexeyD

AlexeyD

Lives in United Kingdom Hampshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Software Engineer
Has a website at http://www.aletan.com
Joined on Feb 10, 2006
About me:

Cameras: Kodak SLR/n, Mamiya 645AFD+Kodak ProBack 645M

Nikkors: 28-70 f/2.8 AFS
MF Lenses:
Mamiya AF 35mm f/3,5
Mamiya AF 80mm f/2.8
Mamiya Sekor 80mm f/1.9 with chipped adapter
Pentax 67 45mm f/4.0 on P67 adapter
Carl Zeiss Biometar 120mm f/2.8 MC with P6 adapter

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On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

> You can discover that there are a number of capable image editors besides photoshop

You are really laughable in your ignorance ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

Keep drawing your conclusions then, judging by your replies you have not even bothered to understand how to profile properly let alone judge software output with mediocre profiles.

This discussion is exhausted its usefulness so I think I'll stop here.

PS: you still have not bothered to understand that I am far from nikon hater and not even using LR/ACR as raw converter - LR and C1 are equally crap at raw conversion and being the editor as well. Photoshop at least succeeds at being a decent enough editor which is why you can do there much more than in your beloved C1 (if you actually bothered to learn it).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

@I'm sure that bad Nikon's reputation about color quality is based on very big popularity of ACR/LR, which does not work with Nikon.

If you drawing that conclusion from my posts in Kodak forum, you could not be more wrong.

Re: profile building with passport - you should have tried QPcard in a similar price range. The CC SG is a better one but requires careful shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

I don't tend to belive someone I don't know and I do my own research. I suggest you do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

Marcin

Read it again then. And demonstrate what specifically you can achieve in C1 alone that CC subscription does not offer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:59 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

Marcin,

Again that was not what was discussed so off the point again.

Personally I use LR as cataloguing tool with simple postprocessing features. I develop raws in RPP, PP in LR/PS. From that prospective C1 offers me 0 advantage.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 09:23 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

@MarenGr and @Marcin 3M

What is that got to do with Reilly and my post? Or are you not reading it? The first three posts were about subscription based costs comparison between C1 and CC - the fact that you don't use it is irrelevant in that context.

But since you have brought it up - LR standalone still costs less than C1 even though it is less feature rich. Adding something like Affinity Photo to it to replace photoshop (or Photoline if you are on windows) will remove that gap though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
On Capture One Pro 8 software review article (306 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: 50% more per month than CC for far less capability and a clunky interface? No thanks!

@JNR
I am afraid Reilly is correct - CC photo bundle includes Photoshop (not just LR) that has lots more to offer than C1 8.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 09:08 UTC

Sometimes I do wonder what part of their body was used to think of these new proposals... Definitely no head or brain was involved in the process.

Whatever will follow next - copyrighting nature sites and parks and charging for taking photos there? Charging for the air to breathe?

There are far more important things for EU parliament to discuss imo rather than coming up with new innovative ways to screw people.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:43 UTC as 228th comment | 4 replies
On Morning sky over Curemonte, Dordogne in the May Sky challenge (15 comments in total)

Superb photo

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 07:40 UTC as 8th comment
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AksCT: I have been using my version of averaging to get rid of ND filter and avoid its problems. Description here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55507249

It is good to see Adobe has included it as built-in function, which is a time-saver.

The equivalent Photoshop feature is not HDR merge - it is using one of the stacks (median stack for example). And it's been in PS for quite a while.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:50 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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thx1138: Pixels wars are over, ISO wars have begun. Now if only we could get a real ISO 50, with L ISO 25.

> How long does an ISO 6 exposure take on a Kodak DSLR when you otherwise would have needed ISO 100 and f/16 for a 1/100" exposure? A true ISO 6 should only take 1/3 second.

True Kodak's slow ISO are limited to certain shutter speeds but after all they are not native ISOs. Which does not make them any less real or true - just limited. There is nothing new in selecting expo pair from a limited subset - we do it all the time with limited flash sync. So when picking up aperture to match preset slow ISO time for correct exposure, the Kodaks will expose at a real and calibrated slow ISOs.

> and it's nothing you can't accomplish with any other DSLR and some PP software.

As with anything - try it. You may find that it is not at all possible in PS or any other common PP software and in fact will require some extra coding (perhaps writing a plugin) to do it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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thx1138: Pixels wars are over, ISO wars have begun. Now if only we could get a real ISO 50, with L ISO 25.

> A real ISO 6 would allow for a single long exposure.
Have you actually own Kodak? It is a single exposure - the shuter opens and closes once. How it is implemented is actually quite relevant and Kodak implementation is effectively a way to capture long exposure without overexposing. It is in that respect more real than overexposed ISO 50 and to any degree exactly the same as if your sensor native exposure was at ISO 6.

As with anything, it would be good if you'd get some basic understanding of the mechanisms involved - without it it is all just idle talks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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thx1138: Pixels wars are over, ISO wars have begun. Now if only we could get a real ISO 50, with L ISO 25.

Read up yourself (preferably in Kodak own patent describing how it all done - here for example http://resume.jemcgarvey.com in Intellectual Property section). It does multiple sampling from sensor over a specified exposure time to prevent overexposure (since you cannot go below sensor base sensitivity) not the shots. And accumulated signal gets proportioned back to what exposure at slow ISO should be. How is it fake?? It is also calibrated like base ISO.

ISO 50 and other in modern cameras however are simply overexposed shots at base ISO and that is definitely fake.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 14:52 UTC
On Nikon announces flagship D4s professional DSLR article (70 comments in total)
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thx1138: Pixels wars are over, ISO wars have begun. Now if only we could get a real ISO 50, with L ISO 25.

Get yourself a Kodak SLR/n - they are cheap now. Nikon F mount and real (not fake) slow ISOs down to ISO 6.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 09:31 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I am not surprised that the Nikon 1 is not selling well.
The world has been calling for a compact mirrorless full frame camera. But Nikon and Canon refuses to make one.

Sony has the (the RX1) , but that one is crippled by not having the option to change lenses and is too expensive.

Make a affordable compact lightweight full frame small body camera with a interchangeble lens system and you'll have a definate winner.

"FF lenses are huge, and will stay huge on a mirrorless FF."

Ever heard of Leica? It is full frame and their lenses are far from huge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 08:28 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (113 comments in total)
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Jim Scarff: I bought one shortly after it came out and LOVE it. My previous bag was a Lowepro Roadrunner AW which I still have, but very rarely use now. I bought the Kiboko 30L for international travel, but now use it all the time. The Roadrunner AW has wheels and is very secure....but very heavy (15+ lbs.?) The Kiboko 30L is about 4 pounds - a huge benefit.

I travel with a Canon 400mm DO lens, a 70-300mm L, 1.4X TC, a 7D and a 60D cameras, a medium weight carbon fiber tripod, flash, 18-135mm lens, etc. No problem fitting that all in/on the bag with quick access to everything.

The biggest challenge I see in travel outside the U.S. is the common 7 kg (15 lbs) weight limit for carry-on baggage. My experience is airlines enforce this. With the Kiboko I can pack my 2 cameras, and lenses and still be under. Plus although it is slightly longer than international length limits, it is soft and can easily be compressed to fit into the allowed volume. Never had a problem.

To RBFresno:
My 'facts' are simply based on the fact that I just flew by Lufthansa from Germany to UK carrying photo backpack weighting 21kg with me on a airplane. I was asked at checking if I take it as a hand luggage and that is all. Besides, your 'facts' do confirm at least BA part of what I said.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:07 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (113 comments in total)
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Jim Scarff: I bought one shortly after it came out and LOVE it. My previous bag was a Lowepro Roadrunner AW which I still have, but very rarely use now. I bought the Kiboko 30L for international travel, but now use it all the time. The Roadrunner AW has wheels and is very secure....but very heavy (15+ lbs.?) The Kiboko 30L is about 4 pounds - a huge benefit.

I travel with a Canon 400mm DO lens, a 70-300mm L, 1.4X TC, a 7D and a 60D cameras, a medium weight carbon fiber tripod, flash, 18-135mm lens, etc. No problem fitting that all in/on the bag with quick access to everything.

The biggest challenge I see in travel outside the U.S. is the common 7 kg (15 lbs) weight limit for carry-on baggage. My experience is airlines enforce this. With the Kiboko I can pack my 2 cameras, and lenses and still be under. Plus although it is slightly longer than international length limits, it is soft and can easily be compressed to fit into the allowed volume. Never had a problem.

Where did you get 7kg carry on limit from? I am flying in Europe and none of the airlines I used there had that limit (Lufthansa, BA etc) all state in fact that the weight of the carry on bag should be such that you yourself should be able to put it into overhead locker. The lockers on different planes also limited to hold certain amount of weight but usually it comes down to 20-23 kg per bag.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2012 at 08:04 UTC
On Shooting with the Leica M9-P article (629 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: Note to Kodachrome 200 and others who do not see the sense of what they believe is an obsolete camera.
When I use my M8u while traveling' the deliberate shooting method imposed by the manual rangefinder followed by re-composition before shooting results in fewer shots over all and many more "keepers".
So don't be so fast to knock a RF digital camera. They have their place even if that is not in your place. I'll continue to use my faithful M8 because I cannot spend $9000 on an M9 since I prefer to retain domestic tranquility in the household. But Leica RF cameras are a superior product built like a tank and guaranteed to be a precision picture taking instrument long after other and less well built cameras have gone to their Chinese junkyard for recycling. They truly last forever which should satisfy any owner except those who need to buy the latest thing on the market every 6 to 12 months. So, maybe in the long haul, those who spend the $9000 really come out ahead, money wise.

> ...long after other and less well built cameras have gone to their Chinese junkyard for recycling.

When was the last time you had a pro grade not so expensive (comparing to Leica) SLR in your hands? Let me guess - probably never. A lot of them have build quality on par with Leica and are build to last.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 08:42 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (307 comments in total)

Not sure about comparison yet but the author of the photos should really tidy up his bed in the morning and not end up with it showing up in the first shots as reflection ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 08:48 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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